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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pisaura mirabilis (Clerck, 1757), the nursery web spider

I tried to convey in this shot both the physical fitness and the intensity of the attention of this spider, living in the high grass and noted for the "nursery" that she prepares for his offsping, emerging at mid-summer.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Fluminimaggiore, Sardinia, Italy
Camera: DSLR-A850
Copyright: © Cesare Brizio